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Addison, Texas prepares to host the most explosive party of the year, Addison Kaboom Town!® July 3
By media release
Jul 1, 2019
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Addison, Texas -- For more than three decades, one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in the North Texas town of Addison. While 4.4 square mile Addison is only home to 16,000 residents, more than a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate Addison Kaboom Town!® each July 3.

The celebration is city-wide, with a fantastic party in the 12-acre Addison Circle Park, watch parties at many of Addison’s 180+ restaurants (with more restaurants per capita than any city in the U.S.), 23 hotels and the incredible Addison Airport Air Show which can be seen from anywhere in town!

The 30-minute long fireworks show, which is presented by Methodist Hospital for Surgery, is among the best in the nation, and is radio simulcast each year. Afterwards, while area traffic calms, attendees are invited to remain in Addison Circle Park as famed party band Emerald City shares a high-energy concert on the Budweiser Main Stage. 

Each year, Addison Kaboom Town!®  is named among the top fireworks shows in the country. The spectacular show was named the #1 fireworks display in the country by Inverse.com, and is ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, Yahoo, Fodor’s, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure Magazine.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – midnight (all times are approximate) 

                       4:00 p.m. –     Addison Circle Park gates open

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Live entertainment on the Budweiser Stage, games, food and beverage sales

7:15 p.m. –      Addison Airport Airshow

9:30 p.m. –      Fireworks show

10:00 p.m. –     Emerald City performs on the Budweiser Main Stage               

WHERE:  Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, Texas 75001

Memorable views can be found from anywhere in Addison, but special watch parties hosted by many of Addison’s more than 180+ restaurants and 23 hotels offer spectators a unique viewing experience. A complete list of watch parties will be available on the website closer to the event.

TRAFFIC

NOTES:           The popularity of the Addison Kaboom Town!®  fireworks show may cause some traffic delays, specifically following the fireworks show.  Book your hotel rooms now!  Addison hotels are quickly filling up for this annual event.  Spectators are encouraged to spend the night in Addison at any of our hotels, stay in Addison Circle Park for the concert to avoid these delays, or remain at their favorite restaurant.  Those who choose to leave immediately after the fireworks show should understand that it could take 2-plus hours to get to their intended destination in the DFW Metroplex, and they are encouraged to travel as directed for a few miles beyond Addison’s borders in order to travel in their desired direction. 

EVENT

NOTES:                    Concessions are available in the park.  Guests are encouraged to leave coolers and bags at home to expedite entry into the park.  Those choosing to bring coolers must limit the size to no larger than 16”X20”X12”.  Absolutely no alcohol can be brought into or out of Addison Circle Park.  Beer and wine will be available for sale within the park.   

COST:                      FREE -- Tickets are not required to attend the party in Addison Circle Park. Admission is first-come, first-served. 

SPONSORS:             Methodist Hospital for Surgery, Budweiser, Albertsons – Tom Thumb, Coca-Cola 

WEBSITE:                www.AddisonKaboomTown.com